WHAT: Blissful Back, Face and Scalp Massage
WHERE: One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai,
04 399 9999, www.oneandonlyresorts.com
HOW LONG: 110 minutes
HOW MUCH: Dhs740
THE TREATMENT: This is one of the One & Only Royal Mirage spas’ signature treatments and is dubbed a powerful, stress-relieving way of focusing on classic areas of tension and restoring balance to mind and body.
First, my therapist, Vish, lets me choose the fragrances of the oils she’s going to use. The spa only uses products by the luxury brand ESPA.
She then exfoliates my back before giving me a massage with her hands, followed by hot stones. Then I turn over so she can work on my face. After examining it with UV light she decides I need a balancing facial as my skin is so dehydrated from the heat and dry weather here in the UAE. She even tackles troubled areas like blackheads.
A face massage that aims to give my skin a natural lift follows, and she says the results can last for up to two weeks! An Indian head massage completes my treatment.
I’m then sent to the relaxation room to revive myself with some apple juice and delicious dates.
THE RESULTS: My skin honestly looks much clearer, and when I put my make-up back on it goes on smoother. I am not sure if it looks lifted but it’s certainly glowing. I’m also mega relaxed!